Thank You For Your Patience | My Life & Foundation Repair

As many of your know, my life/house is in shambles right now as we are getting our foundation repaired. Yesterday was a long (and loud) day of drilling, cutting and piering which has left my household in a mess.

Here are a few pictures of the process…


Cutting the first hole… there are two in the garage and five in the lower living room.


The first hole proved that we were doing the right thing. There is an almost ten inch void under our slab.


The wires got pulled out of the drill and the boys (yes… I swear they are younger than my Kaytlin) didn’t know how to repair it. My husband has a little electrical knowledge… so he helped fix it and get the show back on the road.


Installing the first pier…. They were surprised they were able to get thirty feet of steel tubing in before reaching the right resistance.


Which leaves my living room looking like this today. The piers are inserted and we are waiting for them to all be ready then they will lift our floor (it has sunk two inches) and then mud jack. Sounds like another very loud and messy day ahead. I’m sure if I were to try to write anything it would be a jumbled mess. I promise I’ll be back in the next few days.

Wish Me Luck… I need it.


  1. O wow! I couldn’t imagine living in a house that’s being worked on, ahhh!!!! That would be a complete headache ;/

    Stay strong, the remodeling will be over soon 🙂

  2. Carol says

    hmm in just few weeks your living room will be nice and fabulous. Thanks for your story.

  3. Oh wow! I cannot even imagine having to have that type of work done on my house. My heart goes out to you. I hope they are able to get everything done soon so you can get your house (and your life) back in order. There is a bright side, though, right?…new floors! I can’t wait to see how everything looks!

    • Thanks LeeAnn….
      If only we had NEEDED new floors. Poor hubby has to install 345 sq feet of flooring (again) and he’s NOT looking forward to it. Crazy week here. We are on day 3 of what was supposed to be a 2 day job. Have doctors appointments with my Dad tomorrow trying to push SS Disability through, Thursday my daughter graduates college and Friday we are having a party for her (with no floor I might add lol). This too shall pass, right?

  4. Rick M. says

    Had our foundation jacked up a few years ago. They were able to do ours from the outside and only messed up the yard. It was still pretty freaky as they raised a corner of the house about 1 inch.

  5. Elizabeth Groves says

    I’m so sorry you are having to deal with this! Would you care to do more posts about this? I’m very interested to know how you knew you had a problem? Did you contact a company for testing? Is insurance covering the cost?

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      I will try to take some more pictures tomorrow and write up another post. We are going on day 5 of what was supposed to be a 2 day job. We were told we broke company records with the most fill used. oh joy.

      • Elizabeth Groves says

        Oh, WOW! I really hate that you all are going through this! I Look forward to reading more posts about this!

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